50 signatures reached
To: Banyule City Councillors
Make Banyule an ICAN City
Vote that Banyule City Council joins 40 other Australian councils to become an ICAN city; https://icanw.org.au/ in order to encourage the Australian Government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Why is this important?
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - adopted by 122 nations in 2017 and entered into force in 2021 offers a powerful alternative to a world in which threats of mass destruction are allowed to prevail.
Weapons that have been outlawed by international treaties are increasingly seen as illegitimate, losing their political status.
Three out of four people want the Australian Government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Local councils directly represent communities and ordinary people. As with the Climate crisis, Councils have a powerful role to play in driving important change.
How it will be delivered
I will email the signatures to the councilors. Once I get a significant number I will contact the State and Fed ALP MP's and ask them to support the petition.